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Woman's blouse

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Reddish-brown abaca bodice and dark blue sleeves with red, yellow and white geometric designs embroidered at the shoulder, sleeves, wrists, back neck and along the side seams. Manobo name, kabot; Mandaya name, dagum. The body is made of abaka (Manila hemp) fiber, dyed red with sikalig root. ...

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Provenance

Lent by Miss Anna D. Slocum, September 11, 1913. Gift to MFA on November 13, 1941

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Laura Slocum and Mr. William H. Slocum in the name of their sister Miss Anna D. Slocum

Filipino (Bila'an or Bagobo), 19th century

Object Place

Mindanao, Upper Agusan River Valley, Republic of the Philippines

Dimensions

Height x width: 16 5/8 x 48 1/4 in. (42.2 x 122.6 cm)

Accession Number

41.795

Medium or Technique

Leaf fiber (abaca), cotton; plain-weave, embroidered

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes